NOBODY'S PERFECT

by Richard Stuverud

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THIS SONG IS ONE OF THE MANY COLLABORATIONS WITH DEREK McCULLOCH.
I PUT THE MUSIC TO DEREK'S LYRICS WHILE WE BOTH PROCEEDED TO COLLABORATE MORE EXTENSIVELY ON OTHER SONGS AT THE TIME.
THIS ONE ENDED UP ON THE SHELF AS A WORK IN PROGRESS FOR A FEW YEARS WITH THE IDEA THAT IT WOULD EVENTUALLY BE ADDED TO AN E.P. OR A FULL LENGTH AT SOME POINT.
UPON FURTHER LISTENING TO THE DEMO OF JUST ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND VOCAL, IT BECAME CLEAR THAT THIS WAS THE BEST REPRESENTATION OF THE SONG IN ITS MOST PRIMAL AND RAW FORM.
IT SEEMS TO STAND ON ITS OWN AS A SINGLE.

I LIKE TO THINK OF THIS TUNE AS A GIVE AND TAKE CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO LOVERS COMING TO TERMS WITH A LITTLE PEACE, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING.

HAVE A LISTEN WITH ALL ITS IMPERFECTIONS, CAUSE AFTER ALL...

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NOBODY'S PERFECT

SHE SAID,
I NEVER MET SOMEONE
SO MUCH IN LOVE WITH THEIR OWN
ALIENATION
HE SAID,
I'LL NEVER GET HOW COME
IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO SHARE
IN YOUR AFFECTATIONS
SHE SAID,
I JUST WANT
SOMEONE WHO'S GENTLE
HE SAID,
WOULD YOU SETTLE FOR TEMPERAMENTAL?

WELL, IS THAT SO BAD?
IS THAT SO WRONG?
IS THIS AN ARGUMENT OR A LOVE SONG?
I'M NOT THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS
BUT IT'S NOT SO BAD AS IT SEEMS
CAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME ANYWAY

AND AFTER ALL
NOBODY'S PERFECT.

SHE SAID,
I NEVER MET SOMEONE
SO MUCH IN LOVE WITH THEIR
OWN ALIENATION
HE SAID,
I'LL NEVER GET HOW COME
IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO SHARE
IN YOUR EXPECTATIONS
SHE SAID,
I JUST WANT SOMEONE WHOS GENTLE
HE SAID,
WOULD YOU SETTLE FOR TEMPERAMENTAL?

AFTER ALL,
NOBODY'S PERFECT (X3)

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released September 3, 2021
MUSIC BY RICHARD STUVERUD/ PRABHUJEE MUSIC ASCAP
LYRICS BY DEREK McCULLOCH/ PATER AUTEM MARGARITA ASCAP

RICHARD STUVERUD-ACOUSTIC GUITAR, VOCALS
RECORDED OFF AN IPHONE IN THE LIVING ROOM DURING A RAINY DAY ON PRE PANDEMIC PLANET EARTH.

MIXED BY BART THURBER/HOUSE OF FAITH RECORDING, OAKLAND, CA
GRAPHICS BY DMITRI MAVRA
PHOTO BY RS @ GOAT ROCK BEACH, CA

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Richard Stuverud Oakland, California

Richard is a musician known for his work in the Seattle music scene as the drummer for The Fastbacks and War Babies, as well as Three Fish, Tres Mts and RNDM with Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament. Richard has been working on solo material with his debut Memories In Kodachrome released in 2020, along with various digital singles in 2021.
His follow up, Hummingbirds is set for release on March 20th, 2022
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